The Dust Coda

The Dust Coda backstory

Formed in 2015 around the nucleus of guitarist Adam Mackie and singer John Drake, the Dust Coda developed their sound the following year with award winning producer Clint Murphy.

Their self-released debut was released in 2017 and were nominated as one of Planet Rock’s Best New Acts of the year.

Four-track acoustic EP Early Days – Raw And Unplugged kept the ball rolling during the first lockdown.

And prior to the pandemic The Dust Coda shared stages with Black Stone Cherry, The Dead Daisies and Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris.

Breakdown follows the release of new album Mojo Rising’s lead single Limbo Man.

In the band’s own words:

“We worked with Keir previously on the Let Me Go video.

“We chose him again for his ability to create an intense, brooding atmosphere and get great looking fast-paced shots to mirror the intensity of the songs.

“We wanted a dark black and white video to match the theme of the song, — a cautionary tale about the dark side of showbiz.”

The verdict on Breakdown

Forged in the finest traditions of British hard rock, Breakdown reinforces The Dust Coda’s reputation as the rising stars of the NWOCR scene.

There’s more than a hint of early Chris Cornell in frontman Drake’s assured delivery.

And Mackie’s emotive axework perfectly complements one of the most exciting singers on the UK scene.

Remember when Stone Gods, the much-missed side project of The Darkness’s Dan Hawkins, first burst onto the scene?

Thirteen years down the line and The Dust Coda are the heirs apparent to that short-lived but brilliant project.

Looking for your favourite lockdown fix? Break out Breakdown

What’s next for The Dust Coda

New album Mojo Skyline is released on March 26 via Earache Records. 

The 12-track album features Breakdown and lead single Limbo Man and already looks like becoming a fixture on the NWOCR scene.

The band plans to showcase the new material live later this year — Covid-19 restrictions permitting.